GABA is an inhibitory transmitter that lessens the nerve's ability to receive, create, or send chemical messages to other nerve cells. It blocks specific signals in the central nervous system to produce a calming effect on the brain.
GABA is recommended for:
- Proper function of the CNS (Central Nervous System)
- Inhibiting anxiety and promoting calmness
- Tranquilizing properties, which may have a beneficial effect on hypertension
- Having a role in neurological activity, which relates to epileptic seizures
- Helping regulate muscle tension, which has an effect on tremors
- Playing a role in the release of sex hormones and having an effect on prostate health
- Releasing growth hormone
GABA is made from glutamate, but they work in opposite ways. GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in your brain, stopping the chemical messages from passing from nerve cell to nerve cell. Glutamate, on the other hand, is the main excitatory neurotransmitter in your brain, permitting the chemical messages to be carried from nerve cell to nerve cell.
To have a properly functioning brain, a delicate balance must be maintained between the inhibitory effects of GABA and the excitatory effects of glutamate. GABA also works synergistically with another neurotransmitter, serotonin, which also has a calming effect on the brain.